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day 3K366: Run The Race Well

“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”

This past Sunday, I completed my ninth marathon in New York City.  It was hard. My GPS watch wasn’t able to get a signal from the lower level of the Verrazano Bridge (my starting corral was assigned the bottom level) so for nearly the first two miles I didn’t know my pace. Consequently, I ended up starting faster than I should have, which in a Marathon means you finish slower than you wished.  There is a business and life lesson in here.  Biz Stone, one of the founders of the original Twitter says this: “Timing, perseverance and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success”.  That’s true for anything that has a long “run” to it.  But, it is the timing and perseverance that can have us finish our race strong and well.

Paul knew a thing about perseverance and what it takes to run the long race well.  He also knew and reminds us that if we press on the prize we receive is eternal.  I know the feeling of giving it my all in a Marathon and the elation of that medal being draped around my neck.  I can only imagine what that will feel like when the prize is heavenly.  It is worth it, for us to press on today!

Reference: Philippians 3:14 (New Living Translation)